Monthly Archives: October 2014

Michael Pilcher Ticks off Bootham Crescent

Thanks for your support sign at York City's Bootham Crescent, formerly Kitkat crescent

Blogger Michael Pilcher reports back on heading to York City’s Bootham Crescent in his quest to join the 92 club. Ground: Bootham Crescent 67/92 Game: York City 1-1 Mansfield Town Date: 25/10/2014 Being married has played havoc with my attempts to do the 92. Before, I could whittle myself off to all four corners of the country for games without any problems; now I have “commitments” I can’t get away with that. A game on the weekend of my 6th wedding anniversary was going to take some serious form of bribery. I picked York as the Mrs and I had… Read more »

York City’s Bootham Crescent is a step closer to leaving the 92

Bootham Crescent once Kitkat Crescent the home of York City

York City’s step towards a new stadium moved closer as recently extra funding required was approved by the local council. We caught up with Steve Carroll, writer for The York Press to find out a bit more about the project. Groundsman: This week the funding for the new community stadium project has been approved – what will it mean for both the club and the local area? The funding agreement should see development move on apace for the building of the new community stadium. It has been a long time in the offing. Plans for a new ground for York… Read more »

We want your views on rating the 92 league grounds

create your 92 and rate the 92 league grounds

You may have noticed a few changes we have made to make it easier to create your 92. Now you only have to select the ground you’ve ticked off and give your overall score – all other ratings are optional, making it quicker and easier to create your 92. For those that want to add a bit more detail there is the option to rate the grounds on 6 criteria; atmosphere, location, pie rating, pint rating, programme and value for money (pictured below). But have we missed anything??? We want to hear from you if there is anything else you… Read more »

Interview – we catch up with our latest 92 club member!

Bradford City Valley Parade

It’s not a journey for the feint-hearted, doing the 92 league grounds, but we now have officially our 3rd follower to achieve the feat! We catch up with our latest member to join the 92 club Debbie Smaje. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on join the 92 club! Which ground was tha last tick on your list and did you commemorate the occasion? Debbie: Brighton’s Amex Stadium. I’d always planned on buying a shirt of my 92nd club with my name printed on the back to frame on my wall, so that’s what I did! My dad also insisted on coming with… Read more »

We talk to the man behind Brick Stand

Everton Goodison Park Lego Brick Stand

From the local news to the gossip column of the BBC website, the face of beaming a Norwich City fan alongside a Lego replica of his beloved Carrow Road has been seen up and down the country. We caught up with the creator of this magnificent model and man behind Brick Stand Chris Smith to find out more… Groundsman: You’ve had some great press coverage from your recent Carrow Road replica – how did the idea for building model lego stadiums come about? Chris: I suppose the idea came about after searching on the internet for something similar and realising… Read more »

What the FA’s plans could mean for your club – Scunthorpe United #sayNoToLeague3

Glanford Park Scunthorpe United

We catch up with blogger ‘Talking Scunthorpe’ to get his views on what impact Greg Dyke’s plans could have at Glanford Park. Groundsman: Initially, what are you thoughts on the FA’s proposal to bring in B teams to the lower leagues? TS: Disgraceful if I am honest. They want to ruin the Football League so Premier League youngster can get game time however what they forget is that the games will end up like friendlies and players won’t be bothered about result. Groundsman: How do you think this would affect Scunthorpe? TS: It would affect Scunthorpe a lot due to… Read more »

A friday thriller at the Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion v Cambridge United at the Pirelli Stadium

On his quest to join the 92 club blogger Peter Briers takes in a thrilling Friday night encounter as promoted Cambridge United head to the Pirelli Stadium to face top of the table Burton Albion. Ground: The Pirelli Stadium 46/92 (2nd visit there) Game: Burton Albion 1-3 Cambridge United Date: 03/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: It’s unusual to visit a new style ground that’s primarily standing, but a massive positive in my opinion. The Pirelli has terracing along 3 sides of the ground with the main stand being all seater with the usual hospitality boxes. The ground has been well… Read more »